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KS4 Careers Bulletin Is Out Now, With Lots of Opportunities For Year 10 and Year 11

Posted on: 10th Feb 2022

KS4 Careers Bulletin, February 2022

If you have any questions or need advice with anything related to your career, including Post 16 options, apprenticeships, virtual work experience, volunteering, university programmes etc. our Careers Adviser is available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Email jenny.daykin@smmacademy.org

 

Opportunities for Year 10 & Year 11 students:

Ravensbourne University - Creatives - Free Easter School

Sign up for different hand-on taster courses, workshops on offer: Photography, Character Design, Sustainable Fashion, Graphic Design. Find out more and apply here.

 

Breakin' Convention - free creative opportunities for young people

Calling all young artists, rappers, producers, dancers, DJs, actors, podcasters & live event producers! Breakin' Convention and Sadlers Wells theatre are offering unique experiences to work with music industry experts. Find out more here:  February Half Term or March.

 

Haringey Sixth Form College - Open Events - Saturday 5 March

Haringey Sixth Form College are hosting an Open Morning scheduled to take place on Saturday 5 March. This will give prospective learners the opportunity to meet our inspiring tutors, tour the College and discover courses and careers and also a chance to complete their application process with us. Find out and sign up here.

 

Middlesex University - NHS Health & Social Care Careers Fair, 17 March at 4.30pm

The on campus and virtual careers fair will give you the opportunity to connect with health professionals and talk about their day to day experiences in their job and the steps they took to get there. You can expect:

  • 1-1 conversations with health professionals and teams including GPs, nurses, and health care workers

  • Sessions on apprenticeships with health and social care sector workers

  • Seminars and group presentations on other aspects of working in the NHS and social care

  • From clinical physiologists to paediatricians, art therapists to mental health nursing, and social care, there is an NHS career for everyone.

Find out more & sign up here.

 

Queen Mary University - Online Subject Tasters

Would you like to find out more about what it is like to study at university. Russell Group University Queen Mary are running the following online taster sessions that you can sign up for:

Comparative Literature 2nd March 5-6pm - Find out more/apply

Film Studies 16th March 5-6pm - Find out more/apply

Linguistics 23rd March 5-6pm - Find out more/apply

Modern Languages 30th March 5-6pm - Find out more/apply

Liberal Arts 13th April 5-6pm - Find out more/apply

 

Insight into the Pharmaceutical Sector

Would you like to find out more about Science and the world of Pharmaceuticals? Astrazeneca is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and employs people from many different backgrounds, whether you like Chemistry, Technology or Business they have something for you. Sign up to this online events to find out more.

Introduction to AstraZeneca: Thursday 10 February, 5.00-6.00pm. Sign up 

 

Technology, Business & Consulting Virtual Work Experience with Capgemini

We’ll also help you develop your employability and entrepreneurial skills such as building networks, interpersonal relationships, problem solving, organisational skills, communication, creative thinking, and collaboration with our additional skills builder sessions. You can choose from dates in March, June or July. Find out more & apply here.

 

Queen Mary University - The Wonderful World of Maths, Virtual Taster Event

Are you interested in studying Maths at university? Why not find out more about studying Maths at Queen Mary by joining our virtual taster, 'The Wonderful World of Maths'. Taking place on Thursday 17 February 2022, 10.30am - 12pm this taster session is a great opportunity to get a better idea of what life as a maths student might be like before applying. The event will include two taster lectures, a transitioning to university talk and a careers talk. Sign up here.

 

Spotlight on Green Jobs virtual event - 9 & 10 March

World Skills UK Spotlight Talks are back by popular demand! Delivering free virtual advice and guidance to support young people to confidently take the next step on their career ladder.  Broadcast live on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 March, Spotlight on Green Jobs, will focus on the variety of green careers that can be built from education and apprenticeships. The government’s ambition to create 2 million jobs in the green economy by 2030 is an exciting opportunity for young people to develop skills which will help accelerate the UK towards net-zero. Find out more & apply here

 

 

Opportunities available to Year 10 only:

UCL Next Top Doctor March 2022 - Sign up now!

Are you considering a career in healthcare or Medicine? Would you like to hear from current UCL Medical students about the application process, what it takes to work in this field and how you can make a strong application? Then this four week after school programme could be perfect for you. You will also have the opportunity to take part in clinical skills. The dates when this will be taking place at SMMA are: Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd March 2022. From 3.30 until 4.30pm. If you are interested please email: jenny.daykin@smmacademy.org

 

Imperial College London, Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School - Deadline 2 March

For the scientists among you, get ready for an action packed four days (3-6 August) that will take you deeper into the realms of the subjects you know including biology, chemistry, physics and maths, looking at them in new, exciting ways. You will be taking part in hands-on practicals and workshops in real undergraduate labs with some of Imperial’s finest academics and students. 

For the budding engineers, you’ll be amazed at how many different disciplines of engineering we can fit into four days. You will try your hand at a number of different disciplines, and you will also take part in several hands-on activities, be introduced to some core concepts in engineering and witness first hand exciting technology that is being developed in our research labs. Find out more & sign up here.

 

 

Opportunities available to Year 11 only:

Cambridge University - Women in Science Programme - apply before 28 Feb

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet current students, be challenged in academic sessions covering a range of sciences, and find out more about Cambridge – both as a city, and a university. We hope that students who participate will get a real taste of university life, and a better understanding of what they can do now to prepare themselves for this step. Find out more & apply here. There are four online sessions, and one in-person visit to Cambridge, the programme is completely free!

 

Construction/Engineering Insight Day with Skanska - Virtual

The session will provide you with an insight into Skanska, careers available within the construction industry, advice on how to ace your job application, and a practical task. You will hear from our amazing apprentices and will receive a certificate of completion if you attend. We look forward to welcoming you on the day! Sign up here.

 

Imperial College London Medical Summer School - Deadline 2 March

From 16-19 August you will have the chance to experience what it is like to study at medical school and explore medicine as a future career. You will learn about what it takes to become a doctor through talks, workshops and practical activities. There will be sessions on a variety of specialisms within medicine as well as support for preparing a strong application to medical school. Students will also have the chance to experience broader university life through a series of social activities and time to relax with other participants and undergraduate mentors. Find out more and apply here.

 

London School of Economics (LSE) law, banking and finance pathways programme - Deadline 13 March

The Introduction to Pathways conference is a virtual event taking place on Saturday 30 April 2022. This conference gives you the opportunity to spend time exploring higher education and finding out more about both law and finance related degrees. Staff and current LSE undergraduate students work with students to explore these social science disciplines and their relevance to the big questions of the day. Previous events have focused on the law and street art, medical law and genetics, bitcoin and financial investment. Find out more & apply here.

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